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Monday, April 9th, 2018

Hip-Hop Collective Drops Tribute to The World's Luckiest Fishing Village

“...I have long had aspirations of winning a Grammy, but I knew that I didn’t deserve that award without first winning a Beachcomber..."
Musician Profiles
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Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

"We definitely feel like a rock band at heart, like we put on a rock show.”

Hendrickson chats with me on his way to the band’s next gig. “We’re actually driving through a snowstorm in upstate New York, close to Buffalo,” he says...
Live Music
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Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Review by Nikki Hedrick

Perhaps my favorite story of the evening was Thomas’ retelling of being encouraged to move to Memphis and later to New York for the betterment of his career. New York was solely for the opportunity to work with Burt Bacharach, about whom he only had positive things to say...
Musician Profiles
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Monday, March 12th, 2018

Performs at Vinyl Music Hall March 15

“It’s actually about much more of a sort of… I don’t want to say too simplistic manner, but most of my fans aren’t really accustomed to me talking about love songs. Yeah, there’s been some love songs but it hasn’t been focused on that. It’s been focused on a much different version of storytelling, right?”
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Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

"She's a beachcombing dog." - Stephen King

Proud papa Stephen King explains that he and wife Tabitha have an older rescue dog that bonded with Tabitha. “I felt left out,” says Mr. King. So one of his sons got Molly from a breeder in New Hampshire. “I wanted a girl, and the (breeder) said there was only one female puppy and she ruled the roost..."
Music Misc.
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Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Annual Concert Event in Fort Walton Beach Sunday, Feb. 18

While funds are raised for the American Cancer Society, the event centers on people. The venue’s TVs are loaded with a slideshow of loved ones lost or still fighting. Often, you’ll find a little group pointing to an image as you see the beginnings of a story being told—maybe it’s about that person’s favorite car or their famous chocolate chip cookies...
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Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Nikki Hedrick Takes on Social Media Trolls

I was at my boyfriend Eddie’s, and we decided to run a couple errands after he was off from work. As I was getting ready, the messages began—each one more grating than the last. I was being slowly belittled, but I did my best to take the high road, looking for a way out of the conversation...